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Two great opportunities are available for Grade 9 and 10 students preparing to write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

1. AFTER-SCHOOL OSSLT PREP CLASSES

 Need extra help to prepare for the OSSLT?

This year DMT is offering 6-sessions after school, at no charge to students, to get grade 10 students ready for this important test, which will be written across Ontario, March 27, 2014.

Join Ms. Homewood and Ms. MacAdam for 6 after-school classes, on a first-come/first-serve basis, beginning Tuesday, February 11th. This is an opportunity to ensure you are prepared for the test, which requires 70% to pass, and is a requirement to graduate with an Ontario Seconday School Diploma.

If you are interested, please return the signed application to your home form teacher by
Monday, February 10th
at the latest.

Grade 9 students are welcome to attend these sessions if space permits.

You can download a copy of the application here:

OSSLT Prep Class Application Form 


2. THE OSSLT Grade 9 Trial Test

ATTENTION GRADE 9s!

Take advantage of this opportunity.

Start preparing for the OSSLT NOW.

Thomson is excited to offer its grade 9 students the opportunity to write a mock OSSLT in a real test situation this year. Sign up now for the Grade 9 OSSLT practice test, which will be held Friday, March 28th (NEW DATE!).

• Learn what the test is all about now, the time restraints, the different sections
• Get valuable feedback on your strengths and weaknesses
• Help DMT teachers focus their teachers on the parts of the test that you find most challenging

This is one of the most important things you can do to help you prepare for the test, which requires 70% to pass and is a requirement for graduation from High School.

Please return the signed form to your home room teacher as soon as possible.

 You can download a copy of the application here:

OSSLT Gr 9 Practice Test Form

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 11:07
 
Summer Employment Opportunities and Sporting Life Volunteers Needed PDF Print E-mail

Attention students looking for a summer job, Canada's Wonderland is now hiring for their 2014 season.  If interested, please apply online at www.canadaswonderland.com and scroll down to the jobs link on the bottom right hand side.  All applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview at the park.  If you have any further questions, please call (905)832-7401.

Camp Riverwood is also hiring for their 2014 summer camps located in the Beaches, West Hill, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, and Oshawa.  Previous experience is not necessary, only an enjoyment of working with children.  If interested, please complete an online application at www.campriverwood.com or call (905)428-0042.

Finally, for those of you still looking to complete your community service hours, Sporting Life is looking for energetic and responsible high school students to volunteer at their 2014 10K event on Sunday May 11th, and for their pre-race set up as well.  For further information please visit the sporting life website or check the board in student services

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:00
 
Youth Opportunities PDF Print E-mail

Attention students looking for jobs, there will be a youth job fair  hosted by the City of Toronto, Tropicana, Employment Ontario and AYCE Employment Services on Thursday January 30th from 2-5pm at the Oriole Community Centre, located at 2975 Don Mills Road.  Many positions such as customer service rep, sales, cashier, camp counselor, and stocker to name a few are available so please bring copies of your resumes and be prepared to meet the following organizations: Sobeys, Sheridan Nurseries, Canadian Tire, Toronto Police, YMCA, City of Toronto, Innovativevision, Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough and Zipcar. For further information, please contact Kabilan Mohanarajan at 416-491-7000, ext. 273.

Also the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, the Hub, and the City of Toronto are launching an 11 week program for girls aged 15 - 18, that inspires them to be empowered, build self esteem and love themselves.  There will be an open house on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Don Montgomery Communit Centre from 5-7pm.  To register call (416)642-9445, ext 4473 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Finally, are you a youth between the ages of 13 - 24 and identify as LGBTQ or have questions about sexuality and would like to access supportive youth services or would like someone to talk to, Delisle Youth Services is the place to go.  Please contact the LGBTQ Youth Outreach worker, Debby for more info at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Community Champion Scholarship PDF Print E-mail

The Rotary Club of Toronto and the Toronto Argonauts are sponsoring a "Community Champion Scholarship", renewable for 4 years.  The criteria for applying to this scholarship are:

  • Financial need
  • Grades sufficient for acceptance into a university program
  • Activity in school groups and/or recognized leadership
  • Community service

If some or all of these criteria apply to you, you may be eligible to receive this scholarship.  The full application package is available below:

Community Champion Scholarship Application 2014

This application is due by April 17, 2014

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 13:11
 
Exam Schedule January 2014 PDF Print E-mail

The exam schedule for January 2014 has been published.

You can view the schedule below:

Exam Schedule - January 2014.pdf

Don't forget to bring your ID card on the day of the exam!

(If you have lost or misplaced your ID, it is your responsibility to get a new one issued from the main office.  There is a $2 fee to replace an ID card.)

 
New Job and Volunteer Opportunities PDF Print E-mail

Attention Thomson students, the following job and volunteer opportunities are now available:

Canada Summer Jobs, a Government of Canada initiative that promotes the hiring of students for meaningful work experiences during the summer months, now has their applications available on-line for their 2014 Canada Summer Jobs Program. For more information and to access the application that must be submitted by January 10, 2014 please visit the Service Canada website at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml.

Also, G.B. Catering is looking for 150 people to work in summer camp kitchens as dishwashers, kitchen helpers, cooks, bakers, sous chefs, and chef managers across Ontario. Free room and board is provided and there is a scholarship program for post-secondary students. For more information, please visit www.gb.on.ca.

Finally, volunteers are needed for the Toronto Police Services partnership 2nd Annual Toronto Pond Hockey Festival from February 8th - 23rd and also during the Christmas break and especially during the week before the Festival from the end of January. If interested, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (416)887-1343.

 
University and College Application Tutorials PDF Print E-mail

Attention Grade 12 students, counsellors will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 10-12) in the Library during lunch time to help you with your Post-Secondary application.

 
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